Lower Extremity Involvement of a Primarily Intracranial Hydatid Cyst: A Case Report

Altinel F., Tuncel D., Ozturk A., AÇIKALIN M. F.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.39, no.3, pp.589-593, 2014 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.589-593
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Hydatid Cyst is a parasitic disease. The host is usually the intestine of dog. Hydatid cyst is caused by water and food contaminated with parasites' larva. Primary intracranial cyst hydatids are rare. Approximately 75% of intracranial cyst hydatids are encountered in children. We report a pediatric case with intracerebral hydatid cyst occuring with a lower extremity involvement 5 months after the surgery with clinical, radiological and histopathological features.